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Politics Sep 25WATCH: Senate committee holds hearing on Graham-Cassidy health care bill
Top Republicans are adding money to their staggering effort to repeal the Obama health care law. Yet their path to succeeding in their last-gasp effort has grown narrower, perhaps impossible.
Politics Sep 19GOP says there’s momentum for their Obamacare repeal bill, but hurdles remain
Senate Republicans have less than two weeks to succeed and face a tough fight to win enough GOP support to reverse the summer's self-inflicted defeat on the party's high-priority issue.
Politics Sep 18WATCH LIVE: Schumer addresses latest GOP push for health care reform
Sens. Chuck Schumer, D-N.Y., and Brian Schatz, D-Hawaii, are expected to address the Graham-Cassidy proposal at 3 p.m. ET. Watch live here.
Nation Sep 13These are the 3 latest Senate plans to reform health care
For the GOP, there's an uphill battle to get a bill passed before Oct. 1, when the Republican effort to repeal the law loses its protection against Democratic filibusters.
Health Sep 13WATCH: Sanders introduces a bill to expand Medicare for all
WASHINGTON — Americans would get health coverage simply by showing a new government-issued card and would no longer owe out-of-pocket expenses like deductibles, according to legislation Sen. Bernie Sanders released Wednesday.
Health Sep 13Will Senate bargainers’ deal on children’s health pass?
WASHINGTON — Senate bargainers have reached agreement to extend financing for the children's health insurance program for five years, and approval of the deal would avert an end-of-month cash crunch for the popular initiative.
Politics Sep 06WATCH LIVE: Senate health committee holds first hearing on stabilizing Obamacare
Both parties must give ground to craft a compromise bill shoring up the nation's individual health insurance markets or they'll be blamed for hurting millions of consumers, the chairman of the Senate health committee said Wednesday.
Politics Aug 10Trump taunts McConnell over failed attempt at health care reform
In President Donald Trump's shot at Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell on Wednesday, he wrote on Twitter, "Senator Mitch McConnell said I had 'excessive expectations,' but I don't think so. After 7 years of hearing Repeal & Replace, why not…
Politics Aug 09Trump pushes back on McConnell claim of ‘excessive expectations’ on health care
President Donald Trump is using Twitter to take a whack at Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell for saying the president had "excessive expectations" about how quickly Congress could act on uprooting the Obama health care law.
Politics Aug 01Despite Trump’s prods, Senate GOP sees no path on health care
Top Senate Republicans think it's time to leave their derailed drive to scrap the Obama health care law behind them. And they're tired of the White House prodding them to keep voting until they succeed.